In the US state of Kentucky, telepractice for child hearing health care is being researched, starting from newborn hearing tests through to when early intervention begins. Notably, parents of children with hearing-devices are involved in developing a client navigator model for families new to this specific health system after a child’s hearing issues are detected. As the
Outcomes for children receiving remote-speech therapy by telepractice, are similar to in-person sessions with a therapist. A report by Hear and Say, on using Skype to deliver teletherapy services to remote areas of Australia, was published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare (read below). Read: Pilot Study of Telepractice For Delivering Speech Therapy Early Intervention Boosts
In 2011, IDK noted how a speech and language telepractice solution in rural Minnesota, could benefit Irish children in resource teaching allocation. Telepractice is “the application of telecommunications technology to deliver professional services at a distance by linking clinician to client, or clinician to clinician for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation” (ASHA, 2004). Here are three ways in
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